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The Great Wall

The Great Wall

While my other images of the Great Wall show not only the far but also the close, this image attempts to put the size and scope of the Wall into perspective by showing it in the context of the greater area. When on it the Wall seems bigger than life, but when seen from even a medium distance, it appears smaller and less imposing. I wonder if that is what potential invaders thought as they viewed the Great Wall from a distance during their approach, only to be created with a nearly impregnable structure when they arrived at its base? This image helps show the Great Wall as a small piece in the rocky and mountainous geography that surrounds Beijing. Leica M7, Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 C-Biogon, Ilford PanF 50 film.

AsiaBeijingBlack and WhiteChinaFilmFilm Sheet 43Film SheetsIlford PanF 50Leica M7Zeiss 35mm f2.8 CBiogon ZM